Delegates at an international forum in Hasekê have held discussions on the critical water shortage in the region caused mainly by Turkey's diversion of the water flow from the Euphrates in violation of a protocol dated 1987.
The International Water Forum in North and East Syria has concluded with a series of recommendations from the 300 delegates from inside and outside the country. The Turkish state is to be sued for using water as a weapon of war.
With the support of the Drinking Water General Administration, Sirîn Water Union met the drinking water needs of Sirîn district and its villages by pumping water from the Euphrates River.
For months, Turkey has violated its 1987 agreement with Syria over shares of the Euphrates River's water, causing suffering and shortages of food, water, and electricity among the farmers, fishermen, and other residents of the river's banks.
The invading Turkish state’s reduction of the Euphrates River’s water, rising temperatures and increasing cost of fertilizer have adversely affected cotton production in North and East Syria.
The water of the Euphrates River has actually reached the reservoirs of the water station of al-Aziziyah after nine-month work on the project of bringing the Euphrates water to Hasakah, Salwa Saleh, co-chair of the General Directorate of Drinking Water in Hasakah, northeast Syria, said on Tuesday. “The 130-km pipes and the lifting stations, which
The Public Services Committee is working to minimise the problems caused by the reduction of the Euphrates river carried out by Turkey. To this end, the Baxoz water station is currently being repaired.
The Turkish state uses water as a weapon against the population in North and East Syria.
Recently, the countryside of Hasakah, northeast Syria, has seen an increasing demand on installing solar panels amid continuous power outage.
The front lines may have stabilized, yet Turkey’s war on North and East Syria continues through its weaponization of water. The dry river beds of the once-mighty Euphrates River are just another image of the brutality of the illegal Turkish occupation of the region.
In light of the conditions that Syria is currently facing, water has been cut off from North-east Syria and Iraq, and a policy is being pursued to starve and dehydrate millions of innocent civilians. This is not only happening on top of the current political conflicts in the region and its associated inhospitable living conditions but amidst the corona pandemic – all of which is taking place in front of the international community.
In 2021, too, the war in Kurdistan has a great impact on the struggle for an ecological society there. So we need to take a closer look at how these two issues relate to each other and what an ecological stance can look like in times of war. To that end, Make Rojava Green Again conducted an interview with Kamuran Akın from Humboldt University in Berlin.